2016 Heat 2 Contestants

Beau Fairlie

Beau Fairlie

Beau is new to the comedy scene as of 2016, where observational sketching is his strongest area a lot of story telling creeps in based on previous life experiences…some that he is willing to speak about some that he is reluctant to but does, for the greater good – don’t be too quick to judge…we’ve all got a past!


Carl Denham

Carl Denham

Carl Denham is a comedian, he also compères and (like most people) has a podcast. He has been described as “Quirky, intelligent, deceptively laid back and very funny.” which he thinks is rather kind. Carl’s act is definitely funnier than this bio.


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Edward Kassidy

I’m Edward Kassidy. I’ve been doing stand up comedy very much on and off for a bit over a year. I would describe my comedy style as a mixture between observational and anecdotal. I also make a great chicken tikka masala but I’m not sure if that’s particularly relevant.


Jamie Maier

Jamie Maier

Jamie M is a special little boy from Bristol. This year he has started revealing short insights into his surreal and at times tragic life into a microphone, much to the bemusement of crowds throughout the South West. He is also quite uncomfortable talking about himself in the third person.


Laura Byrne

Laura Byrne

Laura Byrne is a fiery-haired, wide-eyed comedian from Dublin, Ireland. Her stand-up is a mix of energetic, candid storytelling and songs accompanied by her trusty ukulele (which is easier to lug around than her guitar). She is constantly covered in cat hair.


Olga Koch

Olga Koch

Self-righteous European woman Olga Koch has written sketch comedy at New York University and the UCB Theater. She has also been performing stand-up comedy in London for the past year after joining Soho Theatre’s Young Company. This summer she’s doing her first Edinburgh Fringe show “Me, Me, Me”.


Roy Wilson

Roy Wilson

A 20 year old from Northern Ireland, Roy Wilson did his first stand up gig sitting down because he broke his foot running after a Belfast bus; It went fantastically and he hasn’t looked back since. He is also currently studying law at university, primarily to keep himself out of jail.


Sophie Duker

Sophie Duker

Duker is your friendly neighbourhood magical black girl, a freakishly funny, over-educated Frankenstein’s monster. Hailing from north London (brap), she reached the 2015 final of the Funny Women Awards after less than a year in stand-up. Enjoys dishing out hilarious home truths about Taylor Swift, Theresa May and political twerking. Who run the world?